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By Alice Eve Cohen
Feb. 4 – 24, 2021

Directed by Josie DiVincenzo
Starring Tina Rausa and Jenn Stafford

Thirty years after her death, Alice’s mother appears during the hardest year Alice has had to face. She learns that she must walk in her mother’s shoes in order to understand her, forgive her, and rediscover her love for her. In this story of a parent lost and found, Alice finds her mother and rediscovers herself. A love story. A ghost story. A contemporary tale that reaches back through generations.

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Nancy Kelton

FINDING MR. RIGHTSTEIN by Buffalo born writer Nancy Davidoff Kelton
Thursday, January 21 at 7 pm - In this heartbreaking, hilarious play, Nancy Davidoff Kelton takes us from the gray house of her Buffalo childhood with a depressed mother who was in and out of "the nervous hospital," to the often daunting but never dull world of dating as a divorced mom in Manhattan. For More Information & Registration

Peter Palmisano

JRT is honored to be featured in the latest episode of Road Less Traveled Production's Off Road, hosted by Bar Mitzvah Boy cast member Peter Palmisano! Tune in HERE to hear about our digital staged reading season and how the theater community has adapted during this remarkable time.

JRT Beau Jest Banner ImageBy James Sherman
March 11-31, 2021

What's a nice Jewish girl to do when her parents expect her to marry a nice Jewish doctor even though she’s already in love with another man? Hiring an actor to play her imaginary beau in front of the family seemed like a good idea until the charade is a little too successful and the “hired” boyfriend begins to capture her heart.

JRT Exquisite Potential Banner ImageBy Stephen Kaplan
April 2021 (dates TBA)

All parents think their children are brilliant. Alan Zuckerman just happens to think his 3-year-old son, David, is the Messiah. Thirty years ago, Alan and his wife, Laura, visited their rabbi to verify David’s possible divine nature. Thirty years later, everyone older and wiser, it appears that dad might have been onto something.



“Like everyone in the performing arts community, we want to see people in our theatre soon,” said Saul Elkin, Artistic Director and co-founder of the Jewish Repertory Theatre of Western New York. “In the meantime, we hope our audiences will join us online as we offer professional video productions of the type of plays you have come to expect from our theatre.

This season marks JRT’s 18thyear, a significant number that is associated with the word life in Hebrew. “We couldn’t let this year pass without making great theatre happen,” says Jordana Halpern, managing director. “Our recent staged reading series showed us that audiences clearly enjoy and appreciate this form of theatre, so we decided to bring the medium to them in their homes.” Read Full Press Release.

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